ALF (acronym for Alien Life Form) is an American sitcom that
aired on NBC from September 1986 to March 1990; in all, 101 episodes. The ALF sculpture is made with 1,900 bricks but could be
reduced to around 1,500 easily. Almost all the bricks are dark orange which
is a very good match for ALF’s burnt sienna colored fur on the show! His dimensions are 16 inches tall and 10 by 10 inches wide and deep, and his head rotates on the base.
This is the first sculpture I have built, and it was much more difficult for me than I expected or than it may look. After studying the works of many other builders, I tried to apply the techniques I learned to ALF. I began this a couple of years ago. Several times starting, building or rebuilding and then stopping, as I was not satisfied with its appearance. It finally ended up a fairly accurate model of the TV show character that I am happy with.
The title character from the show is Gordon Shumway, a
sarcastic, funny, friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF from the planet Melmac, who
crash-lands into the garage of the suburban Tanner family. ALF was performed by
puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett. I searched and found no one had created a sculpture for ALF. This was a super funny TV series, and ALF himself was a source of lots of classic and humorous lines, and my family enjoyed watching the series.
People who enjoyed the show may love to build and keep this LEGO ALF sculpture as a reminder of all the great lines from the show, and here are some of ALF’s best quotes to trigger your memory:
NO PROBLEM! (His most
I kill me!
Hey Willie, wouldn't a pizza
look good on my tongue about now?
Hey, give me four!
Here kitty, kitty,
A whisker for your
I'm a people alien.
Cat hair. Persian 78, could be a
Well, I guess we’ll have to order
Ochmonek, ha! Sounds like a typo!
Let's go check out the
Hey! Just kidding!.
Fine, I'll make a peanut
butter sandwich...where's the blender?
He's quick, I'll give 'em
Not now Willie, our pumpkin is on
Yo, Lucky my man!
Brilliant! This and the
letter 'I' in one day.
Hey, don't worry about the
old ALFer... Channel 9 is running Psycho!
I learned one thing about
eating jigsaw puzzles...an hour later, you're hungry again.
And there are too many more to include here…...
ALF - Paul Fusco (lead puppeteer, voice)
Kate Tanner - Anne Schedeen
Willie Tanner - Max
Brian Tanner - Benji Gregory
Lynn Tanner - Andrea Elson